The Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve situated in Assam, was opened for tourists on October 2. Reportedly, the park is partially open for keep safari in two ranges- Kaziranga Range, Kohora and Western Range in Bagori. The park was officially reopened for tourists this season (2022-23), by Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma and Sadhguru on September 23. Furthermore, CM Sarma also unveiled three rhino statues at Kaziranga’s Mihimukh.
Police Complaint Filed Against Assam CM Himanta Sarma & Sadhguru For Night Jeep Safari At Kaziranga National Park
A police complaint has been filed against Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma and Sadhguru for allegedly violating the wildlife protection laws. The complaint has come after the duo went on a night keep safari to the Kaziranga National Park. Sarma retaliated, stating that there is law that prohibits visiting a national park at night. The complainants claimed that visiting the park beyond the working hours, is a violation.
Rescued by by CWRC in 2019 floods, three rhinos have been translocated from the Kaziranga to Assam State Zoo on March 10. Notably, usually of age of 2-3 years, these rhinos were separated from their mother in 2019, which are now finally sent back to Assam. "The rhinos were unconscious and sent to the zoo under security arrangements of the forest department," said Dr. Samsul Ali.
As per the Assam government, Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve have recorded 13 deaths due to floods that include 9 Hog deer, two swamp Deer, one python, and a Cap Langur. Meanwhile, three animals were also rescued. Reportedly, the Flood has impacted 950 villages in 21 districts of Assam, and the water level at Nimatighat, Dhansirimukh, and Tezpur are still a threat to people's lives.
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Population of water birds in Assam's Kaziranga National Park has increased by 175%, revealed a latest census findings. Conducted in 52 wetlands of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the census documented 93,491 birds, including 58 migratory avian species from Europe, Central and East Asia. Interestingly, the highest number of species belonged to Anatidae (ducks) family. The study credited improved habitat management and effective conservation… read-more
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Assam forest guards on February 5 shot dead a poacher and arrested another from two different places of the state. Reportedly, the guards killed the poacher in Sonitpur’s Nameri National Park during a retaliatory firing when the poachers opened fire to escape. Meanwhile, the arrested poacher was nabbed by officials of Biswanath Wildlife Division of Kaziranga National Park. The forest officials also seized a hand-made gun and fishing equipment… read-more
In a rare man-animal conflict, Assam’s forest officials had shot dead a wild buffalo which had turned violent in Biswanath district. Reportedly, guards killed the animal on January 14 in self-defence, as it had gone wild killing two locals. The Kaziranga National park authorities suspect that the animal left its habitat due to the loud noise from the community fishing crowd gathered to celebrate Magha Bihu festival.
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Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve in Assam has resumed its elephant safari from November 1. However, on the first day, mostly the locals and visitors from adjoining areas of north-east appeared. Due to the COVID-19, seats were reduced to 40 from 60 to maintain social distancing. Officials said the last tourist season of October-April was affected twice: First, in… read-more
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The Assam government has decided to reopen the Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve for the tourists from October 21. However, the authorities have stated that only Jeep Safaris will be allowed owing to the current weather and road conditions. Reportedly, The state's CM Sarbananda Sonowal has been invited as the chief guest for the reopening ceremony on October 21. The National Park has been shut for last eight months.
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Assam's Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is facing space crunch for rhinos. Located on the bank of river Brahmaputra, Pobitora is considered a poaching-free rhino habitat. However, out of 38.81 sq.km, only 16 sq.km is available for rhinos. Reportedly, co-existence of other herbivore animals and weed invasion has squeezed the grazing stretch. The local authorities are being blamed for not transferring the land to the sanctuary despite the 2018… read-more
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